Helpful links and resources


NEW: Research Managers Slides Nov 2017 updated2

This presentation was devised by the Research Design Service East Midlands (RDS EM) for any East Midlands staff involved in supporting practitioners develop research funding applications to the National Institute for Health (NIHR).

It covers current NIHR funding streams including Fellowships, the application/funding process and how funding decisions are made – giving insights into what makes a good application. Common issues that result in applications not being funded are discussed. An overview on public involvement in research is given, highlighting that details about public involvement is an important part of the written application – even though the specific sections were recently removed from the NIHR application forms.

There is a discussion on commonly held myths about NIHR funding and links to sources of useful NIHR research funding information.
RDS EM are keen to continue to develop links with NHS/CRN colleagues so that we can offer those applying for research funding a comprehensive service.

For more information, contact or call Leicester 0116 252 3276 or Nottingham 0115 970 9310.

CLARHC East Midlands has launched an East Midlands Clinical-Academic Practitioner Network.Anyone who’d like to join should email with their name, job title and organisation. You can follow the group on Twitter using the handle @EMCAPN2017.

NHS Research and Development Forum

NIHR Clinical Research Network – East Midlands

The NIHR CRN-EM has launched a new online module, ‘Clinical Research is Everyone’s Future’ aimed at non-research staff working in health and social care settings. To access the course, visit (Leicester’s Hospitals staff can also access the course via HELM).

NIHR Research Support Services

INVOLVE – supporting public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Health Research Authority

UKCRC Regulatory & Governance Advice Service

MHRA Clinical Trials Helpline